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Problem managing Firefox bookmarks


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#1 Keith1

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 08:14 PM

Ubuntu 11.10
Firefox 7.0.1

I posted here because this seems to be 'Linux specific'. I have the same Firefox version on my Windows machines, and this doesn't occur.

I wanted to do some bookmarks maintenance on my Ubuntu machine last evening, but I was unable to move or delete bookmarks.To be more specific - when I 'grab' a bookmark with my left mouse button and attempt to relocate it, I don't get the line between other other bookmarks where I can drop it. And, when I right-click a bookmark, I don't get the drop down menu where I can delete it - it just opens. Any ideas?

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 07:19 PM

Alrighty, I found the problem. I just wanted to follow-up in case anyone else runs into it.

I found an 'uninvited' extension - I don't know how/when it got installed. Here's what it is -

Global Menu Bar integration 2.0.1 - and here's the description - This extension integrates the menu bar into the Unity panel.

Odd that it only has a disable option, and no remove option. I keep finding more things I hate about Unity!!!!!!!

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 04:36 AM

Are you using Instantbird? Looks like that is what that add-on supports.
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Posted 04 November 2011 - 05:50 AM

It was probably installed as a default by Ubuntu (Unity is the clue). The reason it wouldn't have an uninstall option (if I'm correct, and I think I am) is because it's added system-wide. It would need to be removed through Synaptic or another package manager.

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 07:59 AM

Nope, I'm not using Instantbird. I was curious and did a file search for it and found three instances - two of - /usr/lib/python, and one of - /usr/share/pyshared. I noticed that they were last modified Monday, Oct. 31 - which is about the time I got my latest Ubuntu updates. That coincides with the time my problem started.

At least everything is working fine now.


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Posted 04 November 2011 - 09:42 AM

keith glad you got it to work.
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Posted 04 November 2011 - 03:45 PM

Thanks Ray, I see a lot of articles in your Linux corner about Unity ( and options ), which is good to have at hand. I've gone through some aggravation with Unity, but I'm just determined to learn as much as possible about it at this point.




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